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ALWAYS FELT THIS WAY

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 2006

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 19 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Joel Fagliano had a similar idea about 8 years later.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0319 ( 20,585 )
Across
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Item on a chain : POCKETWATCH
7
Deep water : OPENSEA
14
Microwaveable lunch sandwich : HOTPOCKET
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3 1/2 million square mile expanse : SAHARA
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Lapse : ERRATUM
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Antarctica's Prince ___ Coast : OLAV
21
Diethyl ether, to butanol : ISOMER
22
Medium, maybe : NOTRARE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Whizzes (by) : ZOOMS
25
"Go!" : MOVEIT
26
Prepare, as leftovers : REHEAT
28
Authorize : ENTITLE
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Renaissance family name : ESTE
31
Playground retort : ICANSO
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___ given : ASA
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1998 British Petroleum acquisition : AMOCO
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It has frozen assets : SPERMBANK
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Constellation next to Telescopium : ARA
43
1969 N.H.L. M.V.P., familiarly : ESPO
47
Tree with pods : CACAO
48
Undo, as binder rings : SNAPOPEN
51
Hua's predecessor as Chinese premier : ZHOU
52
Many : ALOTOF
54
Starting : ASOF
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Recliner feature : LEGREST
57
Brand X : GENERIC
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Hit, in Variety slang : BOFF
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Not far from : NEARTO
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Bit of editing : REVISAL
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Big name in construction : LEGO
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One making calls : REF
67
Powerful handheld electronic devices : POCKETPCS
70
Game played on a 49-Down : EIGHTBALL
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Avalanche victim's salvation : AIRPOCKET
73
Spectra maker : KIA
74
Radiate : EMIT
75
Popular candy since the 1780's : ALTOIDS
77
Like King Gyanendra : NEPALI
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"Quién ___?" : SABE
81
"Aha" : ISEENOW
85
Place to see a camel : ICERINK
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Scandal : FLAP
89
Must : HAVETO
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Spore producer : FERN
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Aunt Chloe's husband, in literature : UNCLETOM
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Ethelbert who composed "Mighty Lak' a Rose" : NEVIN
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Classic brand whose symbol is a tiger : ESSO
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"___ bad" : TOO
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Kitchen fixture : SPICERACK
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"Understand?" : GETIT
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O's predecessors : ENS
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Simple itinerary destination : POINTB
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Interstate sign : FOOD
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Old 280Z's and 280ZX's : DATSUNS
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Covered : INDOOR
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Temperatures : FEVERS
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Capital that's the home of Lenin Park : HANOI
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Distant : COLD
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Lecture : EDUCATE
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Blasted, with "at" : YELLED
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See 103-Down : KNEE
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Exposed to oxygen : AERATED
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Object in le ciel : ETOILE
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Subtle thieves : POCKETERS
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Big fish, say : KEEPERS
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Lint collector? : PANTSPOCKET
Down
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Miniature : POCKETSIZE
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Had a base in baseball : WASON
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"What ___!" : AHOOT
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1960's singer Terrell : TAMMI
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Procter & Gamble brand : CREST
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Laugh sound : HAR
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Vintner's prefix : OENO
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Turn out : PROVE
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Some Art Deco works : ERTES
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Tokyo airport : NARITA
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Road atlas part : STATEMAP
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Port. is part of it : EUR
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Language that favors "sedans" to "saloons" : AMERICANENGLISH
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To-do : HOOHA
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Half of a 1930's vaudeville duo : OLSEN
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Byes : TATAS
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Presidential prerogative : POCKETVETO
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Mojave Desert vista : MESAS
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Family pooch : LAB
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Actress Karina who played Scheherazade : ANNA
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City SSW of Moscow : OREL
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Heroin, slangily : SCAG
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Anemic-looking : PALE
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Coll. major : ECON
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Judges : RATERS
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Longtime Lone Ranger player : MOORE
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Old section in Algiers : KASBAH
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Prophet who led Jews back to Jerusalem : EZRA
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L.P.G.A. star ___ Turner : SHERRI
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Campaign need : POSTER
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Like some expenses : OUTOFPOCKET
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Image this puzzle grid is supposed to suggest : POOLTABLE
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Mistaken : OFF
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Quick timeout : FIVEMINUTEBREAK
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Prefix with centric : GEO
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Early second-century year : CIII
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Lacking sparkle : FLAT
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Cpls.' superiors : SGTS
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Morlocks' prey in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
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Handy-dandy tool : POCKETKNIFE
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Shares : PIECES
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Tricks : CAPERS
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Farm cries : BLEATS
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Complimentary closing : ASEVER
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Roth who directed the 2005 horror flick "Hostel" : ELI
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Silas ___, emissary of the Continental Congress to France : DEANE
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River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
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Half of a noted 1955 merger: Abbr. : AFL
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River that flows by the Hermitage : NEVA
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Suffix with neur- : OTIC
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Overstudious sort : WONK
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Rope expert's favorite radio station? : KNOT
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Poet who wrote "To err is human …" : POPE
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Do : COIFFURE
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Smart set? : MINDS
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Org. for Va., but not Md. : CSA
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Sporty Pontiac : GTO
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Kicker's aid : TOECAP
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"Fingersmith" : PICKPOCKET
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With 123-Across, pleading, perhaps : ONONE
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Lazybones : IDLER
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Lymphatic system parts : NODES
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Like quaking aspen leaves : OVATE
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Stop : DETER
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Angle denoter, in math : THETA
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Permanent site? : SALON
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Pitch-black : UNLIT
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Seasonal music : NOELS
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Start of 67-Across or end of 72-Across, literally : SIDEPOCKET
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Some roulette bets : REDS
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Low mark : DEE
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Rural affirmative : YEP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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